23 April 2001 PHELIX: a petawatt high-energy laser for heavy ion experiments
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Proceedings Volume 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425559
Event: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter (ECLIM 2000), 2000, Prague, Czech Republic
The unique combination of an intense heavy ion beam accelerator and a high energy laser opens the possibility of exploring new physics taking advantage of the synergy of both facilities. A variety of new fields can be addressed with this combination in plasma physics, atomic physics, nuclear- and astro-physics as well as material research. In addition, using CPA-technology, laser pulses with a pulse power of up to a petawatt opens the door to explore the regime of fully relativistic plasmas. Therefore the Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung is augmenting the current high intensity upgrade of the heavy ion accelerator facility with the construction of PHELIX. Designed with two pulse-generating front ends and send to multiple experimental areas PHELIX will serve as a highly versatile laser system for various applications. In this report, we present the design of the laser system and some key experiments that can be performed with this combination for the first time.
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M. Roth, Bruno Becker-de Mos, R. Bock, Stefan Borneis, Herbert Brandt, C. Bruske, John A. Caird, E. Dewald, C. Haefner, D. H. H. Hoffmann, Mikhail P. Kalachnikov, H.-J. Kluge, Ferenc Krausz, Thomas Kuehl, Grant Logan, Dieter Marx, Paul Neumayer, Peter Viktor Nickles, M. P. Perry, K. Poppensieker, Irene Reinhard, Wolfgang Sandner, Roland A. Sauerbrey, A. Tauschwitz, Ingo Will, "PHELIX: a petawatt high-energy laser for heavy ion experiments", Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425559; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425559


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